Hair & Beauty

The Best SPFs For Your Skin

By Jacqui Thompson
29th Dec 2013

SPFs are an absolute, 100% must when it comes to skin protection and antiaging—particularly under Australia's harsh sun. We have road tested a range of facial SPFs to help you find the right fit for your skin.

From moisturising combinations, to a range of high and low SPFs, here are some tried-and-true sunscreens that will help keep your skin youthful, glowing and safe.

Natio Daily Protection Face Moisturiser SPF 15

At only $16.95 this is one of my favourite facial SPFs. It leaves skin glowing and protected, plus lightly moisturised. It contains lavender for softening and repair, and Ylang Ylang and orange to promote calmness and refreshment. Available at most chemists and departments stores.

Olay Complete Defence SPF30+ Daily Moisturising Lotion - Sensitive

This popular skincare brand has found great success with Australian women. With a high SPF 30 protection, the Olay Complete Defence is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Vitamin E, B3 and pro-vitamin B5 combine to help replenish the skin's moisture and it's just $14.69 for 75ml.

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Face Lotion SPF30

Pleasantly fragrant, incredibly light on the skin and gently moisturising—this is one of the best sunscreens I have tried. At $56 for 100ml, it is at the more expensive end of the market, but the results are worth the extra pennies if you value skin protection and are after a comfortable SPF for the everyday.  

Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25 40ml

A lightweight formula, which offers high-level, broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays and helps prevent perspiration and excess oil. Perfect for wearing underneath make-up, it helps skin look fresher longer, $36.

SK-II Facial Treatment UV Protection SPF 25

For the SK-II devoted, the Facial Treatment SPF is an excellent source of the Pitera essence combined with UVA and UVB protection. Rich in moisturisers and Pitera, your skin is left feeling soft, supple and protected. No greasiness here! $110

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